Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: Alcohol and V-V

From: John L
Date: 5/2/00
Time: 11:04:09 AM
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It is unfortunate that you suffer from VV, we all sympathise with that problem. Without wanting to be too prudish or a wet blanket on your social life, perhaps it might be easier to change you group of friends to some who are not such heavy drinkers. Does a couple of glasses of beer or nips of spirit cause a next day problem? I suggest a hangover is an indication that you are doing serious damage. Alternative to explaining your VV problem, just tell your friends you have to get up early the next day and need to be on the ball as it were. I have no problems with alcohol, but I'm not into hangover type drinking. I recommend you reduce your intake. Your problem is far easier to live with than many of the other young folk (refer entries in this forum) who have to put up with pacemakers & serious medication with side effect that cannot be avoided. Your hangover probem is avoidable and can be a personal choice. Good luck

John L

Re: bowel movements, intestinal upset, etc.

From: nan p


i have been diagnosed with IBS and it seems to be getting worse and the symptoms seem to be changing some. I find it hard to believe that my colon can cause these sweats I have sometimes during or just before a bowel movement. I keep thinking that I have some horrible disease and that makes me stress out more. I have had two lower scopes and one upper scope and they found nothing but a couple of diverticulus. I am a nervous wreak.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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